University of Illinois
Two internationally renowned scientists – a geneticist from Urbana and a medical researcher from Chicago – will fill vice presidencies at the University of Illinois, at least on an interim basis.
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Schools, many government entities and some businesses are closed while East Central Illinois copes with the effects of a major winter storm.
URBANA – The disagreement was over one small line at the bottom of the University of Illinois diploma, but it symbolized a general unease over the status of the Urbana-Champaign campus.
URBANA – As the costs of a University of Illinois wind turbine increase, south Urbana residents worried how the turbine would affect their property values brought more questions to a second public meeting on Monday night.
CHAMPAIGN – There are no changes to the familiar wood-paneled walls, no changes in a thoughtful, energized atmosphere with a nose of Thai cookery.
But with new elevators and an exterior stairway, the 70-year-old University YMCA is more accessible to all of its users.
Large auditorium? Check. Lots of parking? Check. A nearby airport and interstate? Check.
Three thousand hotel rooms? There are 3,469 in the county, says Cory Hatfield, the sales director of the Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Air-conditioning? Not so much.
The University of Illinois has been invited to host a 2012 presidential debate.
URBANA – A University of Illinois union voted overwhelmingly Friday to authorize a strike if its leaders deem that step necessary.
Ricky Baldwin, a field organizer for Service Employees International Union Local 73 said 98 percent of its food service workers and 94 percent of its building service workers voted to authorize a strike after negotiating for over six months.
URBANA – The University of Illinois will hold a second public meeting next week to update residents whose homes could lie in the shadow of a proposed 400-foot wind turbine just south of the city limits.
The meeting will convene on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St.
Area projects financed through the state’s $31 billion capital improvement program struck down this week by an Illinois appellate court include:
the dedication of the new Learning Resource and Research Center Building at the Illinois Fire Service Institute on UI campus in Champaign on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.